- Akwasi Addai Odike, has sad he will storm the Electoral Commission to find out why he was disqualified
- He was disqualified for forgery of some of the signatures in the document
- He said since this was not the first time he has filled nominations, the EC should have at least given him prior notice before sending his forms to the CID
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One of the disqualified presidential candidate, hoping to contest the presidency in December 2020, Akwasi Addai Odike, has vowed to go to the Electoral Commission’s (EC) office to find out why he was not given the greenlight like the other candidates.
According to a report filed by Ghanaweb, he said he was not informed about the fact that some of the signatures on his forms were forged.
He stated that since this was not the first time he was filing nominations, the EC should have at least given him prior notice before sending his forms to the CID for forgery.
“This is not the first time I am filling this form…how can they say that they have sent my documents to CID without my notice? I am going there to receive written concertation and then we pick it from there,” he said in an interview on StarrFM.
His angry comments comes after the EC disqualified him and 4 others from the presidential race in the upcoming December 7 polls.
The Chairperson of the EC, Jean Adukwei Mensa, on Monday, October 19, 2020, declared that the aspirants in their nomination forms submitted forged and non-existent signatures to the Electoral Commission.
These disqualified aspirants have their forms with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police for investigations to be launched into the matter.
The following aspirants have been booted out of the presidential race; independent candidates, Kofi Koranteng and Marricke Kofi Gane; UPP’s Akwasi Addae Odike, PAP’s Kwasi Busumbru and UFP’s Nana Agyenim Boateng.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC), had given some 12 presidential aspirants the greenlight to contest in the upcoming 2020 general election on December 7.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on myjoyonline.com, the Chairperson for the Commission, Jean Mensa, made the announcement for the clearance and disqualification today, October 19, 2020.
This follows the submission of respective forms by presidential hopefuls ahead of the elections. Speaking at the press conference in Accra, the EC boss indicated that a number of issues triggered the disqualification of 5 presidential candidates.
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